Apple Pie Spice Bars

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As the leaves begin to turn and the air becomes crisp, my mind immediately goes to baking delicious fall treats. And what screams “fall” more than a freshly baked apple pie? But let’s take it up a notch and add some extra flavor with homemade apple pie spice blend.

To make this delicious spice blend, you’ll need a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Simply mix together equal parts of each spice and store in an air-tight container. Trust me, this spice blend will bring your apple pie game to a whole new level.

Now, onto the recipe. Let’s start with the crust. You can either make your own from scratch or use a pre-made store-bought crust. Roll it out onto a lightly floured surface and transfer it to a 9-inch pie dish. Trim the edges and prick the bottom with a fork.

Next, let’s talk about the filling. You’ll need 6 cups of thinly sliced apples (any variety will do), 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, and 2 teaspoons of the homemade apple pie spice blend.

In a large bowl, mix together the sliced apples, sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and apple pie spice until the apples are evenly coated. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust.

Now, let’s add the finishing touch: the crumble topping. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of rolled oats, and 1/2 cup of cold butter. Use your fingers to combine the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the apple filling.

Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 45-50 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Let cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Each slice of this delicious apple pie with homemade spice is like a warm hug on a crisp fall day. The combination of sweet and spicy flavors will have you coming back for seconds (and maybe even thirds!). So, go ahead and impress your friends and family with this elevated apple pie recipe. Happy baking!

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